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Mother denies causing fatal injuries

March 21, 2017 | By More
Mother denies causing fatal injuries

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day 2 update: A young mother has rejected a defence accusation that she had harmed her young son and was responsible for the fatal injuries for which Troy Kevin Taylor is on trial for murder.

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Baby noted as ‘happy’ the day after alleged assault

March 21, 2017 | By More
Baby noted as ‘happy’ the day after alleged assault

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day 2: The day after being allegedly assaulted by the man accused of murdering him, 14-month old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes was “pretty much his usual self” during a visit to the doctor.

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Memory expert to give evidence at sex abuse trial

March 20, 2017 | By More
Memory expert to give evidence at sex abuse trial

A man who says two women have wrongly remembered alleged sexual indecencies over a decade ago, is on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

March 17, 2017 | By More
Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

A judge has ordered the immediate release of an 18-year-old held in solitary detention in the Christchurch Police Station cells for seven days. [Updated report.]

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Damage bill for drink-driving store demolition

March 16, 2017 | By More
Damage bill for drink-driving store demolition

An 18-year-old faces an estimated $25,000 damage bill after crashing into the Tahunanui Store in Nelson while he was drink-driving.

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Woman jailed for role in restaurant burglary

March 16, 2017 | By More
Woman jailed for role in restaurant burglary

A judge has warned a 36-year-old woman with a significant criminal history: “You are not getting any younger and the sentences won’t get any shorter.”

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Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

March 16, 2017 | By More
Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

A judge has questioned the “reliability” of community work sentences after hearing about the struggles of a North Canterbury man to get a 300-hour sentence done.

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Suppression lapses on Head Hunters arrests

March 13, 2017 | By More
Suppression lapses on Head Hunters arrests

Name suppression has lapsed on members or associates of the Head Hunters gang who were charged with being members of an organised criminal group after police raids on gang premises in December.

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Tourist caused head-on crash near Hanmer Springs

March 13, 2017 | By More
Tourist caused head-on crash near Hanmer Springs

A German tourist must pay $1400 reparations to the driver he injured in a head-on crash near Hanmer Springs when he veered across the centre line of State Highway 7 in a rain storm on Saturday.

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Bail granted on unprotected sex charges

March 13, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on unprotected sex charges

A man alleged to have put the health of three men in danger by having unprotected sex was re-admitted to bail today in the Christchurch District Court.

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